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Willmar, Minnesota: Great Northern Locomotive

Built in 1923, the big steam engine has sat next to the parking lot of a local historical museum since 1965.

Kandiyohi County Historical Museum

610 Hwy 71 NE, Willmar, MN
Kandiyohi County Historical Museum. Just north of downtown, on the east side of US-71 BUS, between Porto Rico St. and 10th St. NE.
Locomotive any time, museum M-F 9-4 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Locomotive free, museum $3.
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Great Northern Locomotive.

Great Northern Locomotive

Cool stop for train buffs: outdoor exhibit of the Great Northern Locomotive at the Kandiyohi County Historical Museum.

[Stanley Stoffel, 07/25/2021]
Kandiyohi County Historical Museum

This county museum contains artifacts from the Dakota War in 1862 through World War II. Outside the museum is a Great Northern steam engine locomotive.

[David, 01/27/2021]

The museum covers six buildings on several acres, but the most eye-catching exhibit is the big outdoor locomotive, built in 1923 and parked here since 1965.

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